Graduate Diploma in Learning Sciences and Technology

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The Graduate Diploma in Learning Sciences and Technology is intended to meet the needs of future and current e-learning professionals, working in both the government and education sectors who are seeking to advance their careers in the field of e-learning or technology-supported learning.



You will complete core units of study introducing you to the learning sciences, educational design methodologies, innovative practice and emerging ICT, and a systems view of learning and change. You will then pursue a pathway of either professional or research elective study.

The professional pathway will appeal to you if you're looking to work as a learning and development manager, an instructional designer, a multimedia learning designer or a learning strategist.

The research pathway will suit you if you want to conduct research in ICT-supported learning or if you're planning to progress to a higher degree by research. If you pursue the research pathway, you'll complete a dissertation (12 credit points) on a topic chosen in consultation with your supervisor.

Subject to meeting progression requirements in the Graduate Diploma, you may apply to transfer to the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology.

Course outline

Candidates are required to complete a total of 36 credit points (cp), comprising: 24 cp (4 units of study) of core units; and 12 cp (2 units of study) of elective units.

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

Graduates will have gained the skills suited to meet the needs of future e-learning professionals as well as those working in industry, government and education who are seeking to advance their careers as well as students pursing a research career in ICT-supported learning.

Admission

Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Learning Sciences and Technology will hold a Bachelor's degree in Education, Computer Science and Technology, Information Technology, Arts (Informatics) or Psychology AND relevant postgraduate studies or one year's full-time professional experience in relevant field; OR a Bachelor's degree and relevant postgraduate studies or a Bachelor's degree AND two year's full-time professional experience in a relevant field.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made online directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty.

International students

How to apply

International applicants may apply (i) online directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students

The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.